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Today, the Trump administration announced an important agreement with the State of Qatar that will protect American workers and result in a series of changes in the way Qatar finances and operates its state-owned enterprise, Qatar Airways, including an end to government subsidies. As part of the agreement, Qatar has ...
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More than 400 Delta employees rallied on Wednesday in support for one of the airline's most important initiatives: enforcing Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar and protecting American aviation jobs. Delta's CEO Ed Bastian, along with Heather Wingate, Delta's new Senior Vice President – Government Affairs ...
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More than 700 Delta people filled a Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport hangar this week in the latest demonstration of employee support for enforcing Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar and protecting American aviation jobs. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D.-Minn., and U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, R.-Minn., headlined ...
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Flight crews at all three U.S. global airlines – Delta, American and United – defend their professions and U.S. aviation jobs in a new video responding to sexist comments made by the CEO of Qatar Airways. Akbar Al Baker said in a recent public appearance that "grandmothers" comprise the cabin ...
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A bipartisan group of 17 members of the Illinois congressional delegation today sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, urging the Trump administration to enforce Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. The Illinois ...
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To explain the threat subsidized state-owned Gulf carriers pose to Delta, the U.S. aviation industry and millions of jobs, the airline produced for its employees a ​video featuring the perspectives of Delta employees and executives, as well as experts in trade, economics and aviation. Delta released a two-minute version of ...
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Qatar Airways received at least $491 million in government subsidies in fiscal year 2017, a violation of the Open Skies agreement with the United States, according to a new analysis conducted by forensic accountants for the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies. In its annual financial report, Qatar claimed it ...
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To explain the threat subsidized state-owned Gulf carriers pose to Delta, the U.S. aviation industry and millions of jobs, the airline produced for its employees this week a ​video featuring the perspectives of Delta employees and executives, as well as experts in trade, economics and aviation. The film is the ...
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The European Union proposed new rules Thursday to enable member countries and European airlines to challenge unfair airline competition from foreign carriers. The proposal comes as airlines across the globe have called for an end to the subsidization of the three Gulf carriers – Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways ...
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All eight members of Minnesota’s delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives released a letter today sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao asking for action against egregious trade violations by Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The two countries’ have pumped over $50 billion ...
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Today, leading members of Georgia’s business community and the top political figures in the state released letters calling for action against major violations of international trade deals by the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. These two Gulf nations have funneled more than $50 billion in subsidies to their state owned ...
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of Michigan's Congressional delegation sent letters to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao on Thursday urging them to enforce America's Open Skies agreements under attack from the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. The bipartisan letters were signed by Sens. Debbie Stabenow ...
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The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies made the following statement today about Emirates’ plans to cut flights to the U.S.: Emirates announced today that it will reduce flights to five of the 12 U.S. destinations they fly to beginning next month. “The fact is, market demand has never played ...
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WASHINGTON - For Maria Bartlett, Delta’s effort to urge U.S. legislators to enforce aviation trade agreements isn’t some intellectual debate over arcane rules or industry policy. It’s about jobs. Hers and her husband’s. This month, the Atlanta-based flight attendant joined dozens of fellow Delta frontline employees to take that personal ...